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March 9, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Congress Passes Rollback of Contractor Accountability Measure



Close-up of businessman in suit holding helmet and building project Congress passed a resolution blocking new contractor fair pay and workplace safety measures. This is disappointing in light of reports by Senator Warren and others, which have highlighted labor violations by federal contractors.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

March 3, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Contractor Fair Pay and Workplace Safety Rules in Peril



Safety Officers in fluorescent overgear and hard hats discussing a clean up project This week, Congress moved one step closer to overturning new rules designed to improve workplace safety and contractor accountability.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 14, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Unmuzzle the Ethics Watchdog



stuck doing paperwork Congress should expand the law to ensure the Office of Government Ethics has clear, independent authority to investigate complaints and to issue binding corrective and disciplinary actions when there is an ethics violation.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 10, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Bipartisan Leadership of House Oversight Committee Urges Punishment of Conway



Kellyanne Conway portrait House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings asked that the Office of Government Ethics recommend disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway after her public endorsement of the Ivanka Trump br

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 2, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

House off to Strong Start on Whistleblower Protections in 2017



Photo of Elizabeth Hempowicz testifying before congress on whistleblower protections A House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing highlighted that the Committee is seriously considering legislative improvements to whistleblower protections, and is ready and willing to conduct oversight of the administration’s handling of wh

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

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